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Wild Bison

News from Poland

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A Bison has been spotted in a forest clearing in Różanki, near Gorzów, in the western province of Lubuskie. Young male Bison are expelled from their herd and often wander over long distances in search of a new home. This one is believed to have wandered along the River Warta on his travels. Although there are believed to be more than 1,300 Bison in Poland it is unusual to find Bison quite so far west. The largest herd can be found in the Bialowieza Primeval forest on the border between the eastern Polish province of Podlaskie and Belarus.

Three facts relating to Bison:
- The Polish word for a Bison is Żubr.
- All Bison in the Białowieża Forest were the property of the Polish kings until the third partition of Poland.
- The European bison is the heaviest surviving wild land animal in Europe.

Related content: Wolves in Poland.

Gorzów in the 1980s

Gorzów Wielkopolski

Three old pictures of the western city of Gorzów Wielkopolski in the communist 1980s.

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The central Chrobrego and Sikorskiego area of Gorzów Wielkopolski, c.1982. Largely traffic-free compared to today!

Prior to the end of the Second World War, the city was called Landsberg an der Warthe; then after becoming part of Poland in 1945 renamed Kobylagóra; changed to Gorzów nad Wartą shortly afterwards; and then once again changed to the present-day name of Gorzów Wielkopolski in November 1946.

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Late communist-era apartment blocks in the ‘Sloneczna’ part of Gorzów Wlkp., c.1982.

According to its most recent census the city of Gorzów had a population of just over 124,000. This places Gorzów Wlkp as the 27th largest city in Poland.

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Four picture postcard images of Ziemia Gorzowska (Gorzow Land), c.1989. Gorzów, Lubniewice, Skwierzyna, Miedzyrzecz.

Random things you may not know about Gorzów:

- During the communist-era Gorzów was home to three major industrial plants – an Ursus tractor factory, the Silwana textile factory, and ZWCH Stilton producing polyamide fibres. The first two companies have closed in recent years and the latter is greatly reduced in size.
- Gorzow Wielkopolski is like Rome in that it is situated on seven hills!
- Gorzów has its own speedway stadium and team ‘KS Stal’ in the Polish ‘Extraliga’.
- There are five railway stations within the city – Gorzow, Karnin, Wieprzyce, Zamoście, and Zieleniec.

Related content on Polish Poland:

1960s Gorzow
1970s Gorzow
Present-day Gorzów


Six totally random photographs taken today on a wander around the large city of Gorzow in Lubuskie province of western Poland. They are neutral images, not meant to be either positive or negative. Merely a snapshot of what different parts of this interesting city looked like this afternoon.

Gorzow streetview

A Gorzow streetview – tramway, café, and street sellers selling cut flowers, mushrooms, and eggs.

Gorzow Manhatten

A rather fabulous fountain in the surburbian apartment block area of the city known as Manhatten.


Inside the simply wonderful Long Play pizza restaurant and record store in Gorzów.

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A Gorzów music store selling anything from a simple harmonica to a top-class electric guitar.

Gorzów street

Another view of the same street in Gorzów. In the far distance is one of several high schools located in the city.

Gorzow road

The road from the centre out to the east of the city. The trams run down the middle of the road here.

Other Gorzow related pages on Polish Poland:

Old pre-war images of Landsberg Warthe / Gorzów.

Gorzów in the 1960s.

Landsberg / Gorzow Wielkopolski

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Three picture postcards of Landsberg an der Warthe in former East Brandenburg. Since the end of World War Two, Landsberg has been called Gorzów Wielkopolski and is part of the Polish province of Lubuskie.

Click to enlarge and see more detail in any image.

Gorzów Wielkopolski Landsberg

Landsberg Warthe Gorzow

Related pages on Polish Poland:
1960s Gorzów in old pictures.
Vintage photographs of Gorzow Wielkopolski as it looked in the 1970s.
Some photos showing how part of Gorzow looked on a warm day in August 2012.

1970s Gorzow Wielkopolski

Three pictures of Gorzow Wielkopolski, Lubuskie, Poland, in the 1970s. Click on any image to enlarge.

Gorzow Wielkopolski 1972

A photograph of the center of the city of Gorzow Wielkopolski (former Landsberg), Lebus, Poland, c.1972.

Gorzow Wielkopolski 1973

A multiview postcard featuring four photographs of Gorzow Wielkopolski. Posted in 1973.

Gorzow Wielkopolski 1970s

Five photos of Gorzow Wielkopolski on a picture postcard from the late 1970s.

Related content on the Polish Poland website:

Pictures of 1960s Gorzów.

Images of pre-war Gorzow / Landsberg.